Retirement Coaching

 

Some interesting facts:

6% of South Africans have sufficient retirement capital to be able to maintain their current lifestyle when they retire. That leaves 94% having to either drastically cut their expenditure, or find a way to supplement their income.

  • Grey divorce (55+) is the only category of divorce that is on the rise. Are marriages struggling to survive the retirement hump?  Or is it the stress of being a member of the ‘sandwich generation’?
  • About a third of workers experience a negative impact on their well-being once they stop working.
  • The worker in the pre-retirement phase, who is struggling to balance full-time work with planning for the transition to retirement, can experience ambiguity, stress and early signs of burn-out, which negatively affects their productivity.
  • Depression and even suicide are becoming factors in the failure to adjust to retirement.

Transitioning to retirement is a major stress, secondly only to leaving school and starting a new career.  What are you doing to help your staff make the transition smoothly?

Why should the employer be interested?

Showing that you care has a great impact on other staff in the organization, especially the younger generations who notice how staff are treated.  A mentor/coach intervention will also smooth the succession process.

Why Retirement coaching?

As a retirement mentor/coach, I take pre-retirees through a process of planning for a smooth handover process by helping them plan what they want to do with their retirement – be it relaxing or working to supplement their retirement income.  As we get older we feel the need to leave a legacy, make a contribution that will make our stay on earth more meaningful.  But, what is it that is going to get the retired worker out of bed in the morning once they leave the structure of the formal workforce?

Why me?

On my 60th birthday, I found myself unexpectedly retired.  I had no plan, as I was going to retire at 65.  As I have struggled to put my life back together again I have learned much about what it means to retire and enter the third act of life.   I trained initially as an Occupational Therapist but spent much of my life as an entrepreneur, and bring to coaching the wisdom and perspective that I have gained along the way.

How:

I offer to help your employees in a variety of ways :

  • A 3-hour workshop,
  • 4 – 6 one hour coaching circles – group meetings – held fortnightly,
  • Or 4 – 6 Individual one-to-one coaching sessions of one hour each